Adam Boulton questions whether Wales is a country
Is Wales a country? The Editor-at-large of Sky News isn’t sure, as he made clear with Plaid Cymru AM Delyth Jewell on the channel this morning.
“Do you think that Wales really holds together as a nation? You’ve got south Wales, north Wales, Welsh language speakers, non-Welsh speakers,” he asked.
“Can you really say that the geographic entity represents in human terms, a country?”
Delyth Jewell responded to say that Plaid Cymru hoped to invest in infrastructure in order to enhance the connections between different parts of the nation.
“Oh certainly! There are a lot of barriers in the way of Wales over generations,” she said.
“For Example, in order to get from north to south via rail or road it can be quicker to go via England! So we need to look at independence to get6 ouyr country better integrated. There’s nothing intrinsic about the state we are in.”
“You won’t get the money from England, will you?” he asked, before interrupting Delyth Jewell’s answer to finish the interview.
Deryn lobbying form director Cathy Owens said it was “hard to know where to start” with the interview.
“Did I really just hear Adam Boulton suggest Wales is not a nation in human terms because we speak two languages and have a north and a south Sky News? Hard to know where to start with that.”
It isn’t the first time Wales has confused Adam Boulton. In 2014 he asked why bilingual signs were needed in the country.